My girlfriend is on Aubra (combination pill) and has been spotting for seven days. As her boyfriend I want to be prepared if we are going to have a child. She started the pill and was on it for two weeks before we had any sexual contact without a condom. The doctor said wait a week and we'd be in the clear. Three days after we had sex, she started spotting red and now its a clumpy brown (quite a deterrent to sex lol) this has been going on for a week now. We are pretty sure its effects of the pill but just want another opinion. We read all these stories of implantation bleeding and it has scared the wits out of us. We are wondering if its common for a prescription to be too low of a dosage to suppress ovulation or that we should be fully trusting in her doctor?
I always think about how the bc pills work, they make her bleed all the time, and like you said quite a deterrent, lol... Implantation bleeding is just a few spots for a short period of time. The internet has people believing if they have bleeding it means they are pregnant. Bleeding is NOT a sign of pregnancy. It is just the pill. Its going to do this off and on until she gets used to the pill.As long as she takes it correctly she has less then a 1% chance of pregnancy.
Spotting is very common in the first few months on the Pill. It is just the body adjusting to the hormones. I'd love to know what site has everyone believing that bleeding means early pregnancy! Implantation bleeding is not really common and it is very very light and lasts about a day. Not even enough bleeding to warrant a tampon. You guys have done everything right so far. You should be 98-99.9% protected as long as she is taking them every day at about the same time per day. Yes, you should trust the dosage given by the GYN. It is more common to have spotting when first starting the Pill than it is to have "implantation bleeding" although think about how much bleeding can a few cells cause embedding into uterine wall? At time of implantation there is not much more than a small ball of cells (called a blastocyst by the way), we are talking less than 100 cells here-the developing embryo is only one-hundredth of an inch long or about the size of the head of a pin. Truly how much bleeding can this cause? Not much if you think about it. So stop worrying about implantation bleeding!
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